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by dawnapbt
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mother of beautiful white pit
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Here is a pic of our new foster: Bronco

http://pic80.picturetrail.com:80/VOL971/3614132/20148493/355026352.jpg There's actually a hump on his forehead that looks a little goofy, but the vert said that it's just a bone and he should grow into it. My fiance jokes and says that his name should be "Bronto"....lol. Super cute Bronco...
by dawnapbt
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How often does your dog have access to water?
Replies: 25
Views: 2052

constant access to water when mature enough to be reliably potty trained, except when crated. That being said, none of my dogs have had an issue with routinely drinking too much water.
by dawnapbt
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

I had an epiphany today -- maybe. I bought Tauri this new, cool indestructible toy made out of some kind of rubber. She loves it and is virtually one with it and hasn't put a dent it in (impressive!) Well, it occurred to me that she bites it, chews it, lays her face on it -- and the hair loss is pre...
by dawnapbt
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Oh, and sorry for the DB, but none of the other animals in the house (dogs, cats, and humans included) have "caught" it. So, it's not contagious.
by dawnapbt
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Vet didn't seem to think it looked anything like ringworm.. .but I had thought of that! Thank you for the link!
by dawnapbt
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

There is no redness or inflammation anywhere, but no we have not tried an antibiotic / steroid trial. I'm not a big fan of using corticosteroids or antibiotics unless they are truly merited, and this would be more of a blind guess. If you haven't shaved the hair, you have no idea what is going on u...
by dawnapbt
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

There is no redness or inflammation anywhere, but no we have not tried an antibiotic / steroid trial. I'm not a big fan of using corticosteroids or antibiotics unless they are truly merited, and this would be more of a blind guess.
by dawnapbt
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help with "diagnosing" health issue
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Help with "diagnosing" health issue

Tauri started losing hair on her face, so I had taken her into a vet who did a skin scraping and a full blood panel. No signs of mites, but she came back low thyroid. She was actually THIN and having a hard time keeping weight on, which is contraindicative to low thyroid generally. But the results w...
by dawnapbt
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Adopt a Pitbull and Appear on a New Animal Planet Show!
Replies: 6
Views: 672

animalplanet wrote:SHHHHHHH! ;)


That's why God (or rather, lawyers) made nondisclosure agreements. So, now you'll have to bribe us with some goodies to keep our silences. roflmao

....like PHOTOS of your dog for starters :)
by dawnapbt
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Adopt a Pitbull and Appear on a New Animal Planet Show!
Replies: 6
Views: 672

animalplanet wrote:I'll see if I can dig up some pics! We are currently keeping the identity of the rescue facility confidential, but once you see which one it is, you'll be even more confident that these dogs won't be going to flaky owners!


If it's in S. Cal, we have a pretty good idea :)
by dawnapbt
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Adopt a Pitbull and Appear on a New Animal Planet Show!
Replies: 6
Views: 672

That's nice to hear, because I'm sure you know the last thing any breed (but especially this one) needs is people who adopt for a novelty reason. When it's all over and the novelty wears off -- they will still have the dog. So it's nice to hear people were already adopting prior to finding out about...
by dawnapbt
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE!!!! my 10 month old pit is loosing her hair!!
Replies: 10
Views: 812

I don't know of any creams that are effective against mange. vets either prescribe pills (as previously mentioned) or the dips. With the dips, it might take a couple of dips to make sure it's all gone. Sounds like she has generalized demo, which is a genetic condition, so if she isn't spayed, she sh...
by dawnapbt
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chicken wings for Tristan?
Replies: 24
Views: 1474

so if u r feeding grain free it is ok to still give some raw...do i have o feed him the raw chicken or deer or whatever it may be seperate from orijen grain free...also are puppys ok with raw chicken bones. hes 6 months but biggggg You should not feed raw and kibble at the same meal (for digestive ...
by dawnapbt
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sock toy, and bleeding gums.
Replies: 2
Views: 324

How old is she? Is she a pup or adult? If her bite is correct, she should not be poking her gums with her teeth. Sometimes, if dogs need a dental cleaning, they're gums will bleed easily. How do her teeth look? Is their plaque/tartar build up? If she's young, she may be in the stage where puppy teet...
by dawnapbt
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: My puppy was attacked at the dog park!
Replies: 86
Views: 5203

I'm sorry to hear that - is she a Pit Bull? (19 lbs?) A puppy I presume? I hope she makes a full recovery, and I hope this experience hasn't traumatized her. Young dogs are very impressionable, especially when it comes to interactions with other dogs, and a bad experience can lead to dog aggression ...

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